There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories – one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis.
Spitting at someone is a universal insult. In Israel, however, spitting at Palestinians is an entirely different story.
Now that we know that the deadly coronavirus can be transmitted through saliva droplets, Israeli soldiers and illegal Jewish settlers are working extra hard to spit at as many Palestinians, their cars, doorknobs, and so on, as possible. If this sounds to you too surreal and repugnant, then you might not be as familiar with the particular breed